'Optimistic' Predictions From 1950 That Warned of the Coming Dystopia

It's so easy for us to look back at old predictions for the future and see them as quaint or overly optimistic. But when we take a closer look—when we stop to really process what's going on in these predictions—we often find that they weren't merely silly or naive.

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Why Microsoft should dump Skype, and roll its user base into Lync

We discuss the compelling case for killing off Skype in favour of Lync, and why there’s a fair chance this is what Microsoft might have in mind.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/05/26/why-microsoft-should-dump-skype-and-roll-its-user-base-into-lync/

Read The Bullshit Charts A "Scientist" Is Hawking To Sports Teams

Every team wants the perfect draft pick. It's a deceptively simple-sounding goal that haunts every executive in sports, because they are being asked to do the nearly impossible—predict what human beings will do. Sure,

Alien's Ripley Is My Favorite Action Hero Ever

Not heroine. Hero, period. While it’s rad that Ellen Ripley happens to be a woman, that doesn’t at all impact her level of badassery—though it does inform her character in ways that make her much more interesting than virtually any other cinematic hero. She’s complicated, she feels real,

Time to Flex Those Savings Muscles: Bowflex's Popular Dumbbells Are Back Under $200

The price of these popular Bowflex adjustable dumbbells has been yo-yoing for weeks, but generally speaking, any time they’ve dipped below $200, they’ve sold out fairly quickly. So if you missed out on the last few opportunities, Amazon’s spotting you another chance today.Read more...

Instagram Won't Stop Showing Me the Mother's Day Photos I Don't Want to See

After four and a half years of not speaking to my mom I’ve learned to stay away from social media on Mother’s Day.Read more...

'World’s Hottest Pepper' Will Have You Breathing Fire, But It Won’t Kill You

Not all hot peppers are created equal, and few are as unequal as the Dragon’s Breath chili—a new breed that may soon find itself atop the “world’s hottest” throne. Forged by Wales horticulturalist Mike Smith, the red-orange,

Inside The Russian Bomber That’s Been Flying America’s Coastline

The Russian Tu-95/-142 Bear has been showing up in a lot of places it maybe shouldn’t be over the past month, as the Russian Air Force and Navy continues to probe the air defenses of several nations.

Federal Agents Are Now Using ‘Stingrays’ to Track and Capture Undocumented Immigrants

Controversial cellphone tracking technology is being deployed as a tool in President Donald Trump’s expanding effort to arrest and deport illegal US residents.Read more...

The Venom Movie Has Chosen Its Star/Symbiote Host: Tom Hardy

Variety is reporting that Tom Hardy, who played Bane in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, will next play another iconic comic book villain, Venom. The frequent Spider-Man villain is getting his own film next year, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer, who made Zombieland.Read more...

10 Of The Most Absurd Units Of Measurement On Earth

Humans have a need to quantify things. And sometimes the usual measurements — feet, meters, grams — are not good enough. Or funny enough. Sometimes you need to express things in bananas, Helens, or cows. Read more...

These Wood Grain Sunglasses Are Actually Made From Recycled Newspapers

Shwood has made a name for itself with its take on the classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers made from exotic woods like Zebrawood, Cherry, and East Indian Rosewood. But the grain on its latest design isn't actually wood—it's a veneer made from 1,600 feet of recycled newspapers that are rolled up,

The best 3D printer is this Easy Cheese 3D printer

I've seen the future and it's not 3D printing, it's 3D Easy Cheese printing. That is, an Easy Cheese canister is taken and made to splooge out the golden orange yellow scientific miracle substance that is Easy Cheese like a 3D printer would print out objects.

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发领域的创业公司我们已经报道了近四家:美美豆、放心美、艾美云和时尚猫,从美发这个垂直市场来说,所谓的互联网模式已经不再那么陌生了。

科学家表示寻找外星人实际上是冒险行为

史蒂芬霍金曾警告寻找外星智慧文明将增加人类面临灭绝的风险  随着系外行星发现的逐渐深入,科学家正在寻找可支持生命存在的行星,那么这些星球上可能存在高级智慧生物,著名的科学家史蒂芬霍金曾警告寻找外星智慧 .

如何看待日本的公司税 (Corporate Tax) 从 35% 降到 30%?

目前虽然只是一个大致的框架方向,尚未有具体的时间表出台,但政府税制改革的调查会提出的改革案大概如下1、扩大法人税的增税对象,减轻平均税率2、扩大外形标准课税范围至所有企业。

Diageo Global Travel 将尊尼获加尊邸™足迹延伸至印度和台湾

印度孟买2014年9月4日电 /美通社/ -- Diageo Global Travel(帝亚吉欧全球旅游部)自豪宣布开设两间尊尼获加尊邸™ (JOHNNIE WALKER HOUSE™) 旅游零售展示店,一个在印度孟买,另一个在台湾台北。 (图片:http://photos.prnewswire.

這是 M9 嗎? HTC 下一代新機照片曝光!

由於 HTC One M8 於市場上的口碑不俗,連帶下一代的新款旗艦手機亦得到市場相當程度的關注,剛剛網上流出一張外形和 M8 非常相似的流出相片,據報它就是下一代代號為 Hima 的 HTC One M9(暫未知道是否繼續以 One 系列名命),以下更多資料:The post 這是 M9 嗎?

Radio Shack Reported To Be Ready for Bankruptcy Filing

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在2012年,科学家第一次观测到太阳系外环状行星的存在。在420光年以外,一颗围绕着褐矮星J1407轨道运转的J1407b行星,根据一次长达52天的日蚀现象,科学家观测到了这一颗行星为环状行星。

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